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Ars Acoustica Group

Ars Acustica Group


In 2007 the Ars Acustica group is joining the international Art's Birthday Parties for the third time. Most of their contributions take 100 years of radio as a point of reference and will be broadcast within the framework of this year's EBU Ars Acustica Special Evening. Radio's 100th anniversary goes back to the first wireless transmission of sound and voice by Reginald Aubrey Fessenden on Christmas Eve 1906. This transmission was the starting point from which
"Fessenden went on to develop the theory and practice of continuous wave transmission that we use today for AM and FM radio broadcasts." (Peter Courtemanche).

For this international event, the Ars Acustica Group has designed a way to organize the contents which are contributed as sound "presents". Via ISDN-lines or the Internet the contributions are collected at two main points, in Vienna (ORF) and Stockholm (SR), where they are sent to the two EBU satellite channels Ravel (R) and Verdi (V). Both satellite channels (R and V) offer “ready-to-broadcast” materials along with signature-tunes and broadcast-identifications.

Satellite Schedules
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Schedule Channel VERDI

Live Stream

19:05 – 19:15 Live from Stockholm (SR)
19:15 – 19:45 Live from Madrid (RNE) 
19:45 – 20:15 Live from Florence (RAI) 
20:15 – 20:45 Live from Dortmund (WDR) 
20:45 – 21:15 Live from Helsinki (YLE) 
21:15 – 21:45 Live from Brussels (RTBF) 
21:45 – 22.15 Live from Paris (Radio France) 
22:15 – 22:30 Live from Moscow (Radio Russia)
22:30 – 22:55 Live from Stockholm (SR) 

Schedule Channel RAVEL

Live Stream

19:05 – 19:30 Live from Hainburg, Austria (IMA)
19:30 – 20:00 Live from Zagreb (Croatian Radio)
20:00 – 20:30 Live from Prague (Czech Radio)
20:30 – 21:00 Live from Bratislava (Slovak Radio) 

21:00 – 21:30 Live from Belgrade (RTS Radio Belgrade)

Art's Birthday Party - Live from Belgrade (RTS Radio Belgrade)

Toast Radio by Arsenije Jovanovic

"Toast to Radio" is the piece/project created by Arsenije Jovanovic for Arts Birthday 2007. The base of the work consists from numerous radio identification signals, active ones but also those not being in use any more. Many of these tunes are mini music pieces on itself what the author incorporated into the score together with fragments from opera pieces and other popular musical pieces - processed, remixed and most often ironically reinterpreted. Some jovial musical comments are coming also from the distinguished jazz trumpeter, Mr. Goran Grbic. A cello player, Mr. Misha Ristic, accompanies and creates a kind of musical dialog with specific radio identification signals. In addition, both of them together with a percussionist and a child choir will participate the alive transmission of "Toast to Radio" 17th of January when the recorded base of the piece will be build on top, shaped lastly through conducted improvisations while sending into the air.

Arsenije Jovanovic

theatre, radio and television director, born in Belgrade, Serbia 1932., writer and audio-art author, university profesor - he was teaching acting at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade until the brake of the war in ex-Yugoslavia - Fulbright scholar and visiting professor at State University of New York at Albany, for eleven years theatre director in The National Theatre in Belgrade, later artistic director of The Bitef Theatre (Theatre in the Church), directing plays for theatres both in ex-Yugoslavia and abroad (Sheffield in England, Sofia in Bulgaria, Albany in USA), author of different sound installations - one was in Berlin as a part of SFB participation at Sonambiente event - initiator of a sound workshop at Kunstradio (ÖRF, Wien), initiator of a sound workshop at Media Arts Center at the University of Sydney 1999, participating sound workshops in Finland (Oulu and Helsinki), Denmark (Faeroe Islands), founder of the Adriatic Sound Factory, a moving sound laboratory settled for the time being in Rovinj in Istria, Croatia.

Supplement to the projekt
(Toast to Radio by Arsenije Jovanovic) of the Radio Belgrade

Contribution of Radio Belgrade to the celebration of Art’s birthday is dedicated to the Radio and to Nikola Tesla as well. We are just celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth, having in mind that this world’s scientist, and also our countryman, with his own inventions, made huge contribution, among other things, in developing of radio technology.

In the realization of this project participated: Dejan Cavic, Zarko Obracevic – voices,
Jelena Jovovic – vocal,
Goran Grbic – trumpet,
Miomir Ristic – cello,
Predrag Revisin - contrabass,
Nenad Djordjevic – percusions,
Children’s Choir “Rastko”,
Jasmina Bouali Stanojkovic – conductor,
Jasmina Zec and Bojana Zizic – music editors,
Slobodan Stankovic – sound engineer of recorded materials,
Zoran Maric – sound engineer of live performing,
Ilinka Colic-Jovanovic – assistant director and sound engineer of the matrix,
Arsenije Jovanovic – author and director,
Predrag D. Stamenkovic – composer, producer and editor of the projekt,
Dragan Scepanovic – radio contact engineer,
Zivan Mitrovic – Euroradio coordinator, supervisor of the coverage,
Zorica Pribic – International Relations Department
21:30 – 21:40 Live from St. Barbara (August Black) 
21:40 – 22:00 Live from Antwerp (Radio-No-Radio) 
22:00 – 22:20 Live from Netherlands (VPRO)
22:20 – 22:40 Live from Vienna (ORF) 
22:40 – 23:00 Live from Vancouver (Western Front)